Hamilton is a Broadway musical based on the biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. With lyrics, music, and book written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical held its first preview on July 13, 2015 and its premiere on August 6, 2015. Hamilton captured 15 nominations and 11 awards at the 2016 Tony Awards, and Lin-Manuel Miranda received the 2016 Pulitzer for Drama. Hamilton also received the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, and the soundtrack ranked No. 8 on Rolling Stone’s 50 best albums of 2015 and No. 2 on Billboard’s 25 best albums of 2015. The success of the show helped spawn two, live national Hamilton tour companies.
Hamilton -- Diverse Music, Diverse Cast, Diverse Casting
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was born in the US territory of Puerto Rico, deliberately created Hamilton to celebrate diversity. The story of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate orphan who immigrated to the United States from the West Indies, provides the starting point for the musical’s plot and premise. Starting with a man who became one of the founding fathers but who just as easily could have become one of society’s outsiders, Miranda furthers this parallel visually and musically. Musically, Hamilton mixes R&B, rap, pop, hip-hop, and soul with traditional Broadway show tunes. Visually, the performers, dressed in period styles, may come from any ethnic heritage. Women may even be cast as male characters. Miranda and Hamilton have been criticized for glossing over some of Alexander Hamilton’s own less-than-inclusive attitudes, but the musical has been celebrated for successfully making its point with every performance since its first. The successful whole arises from the blended harmonies of diversity.
Where can I buy Hamilton tickets?
Not only can you purchase your Hamilton Columbus tickets at StubHub, but you also will find information about the show. While you’re at StubHub, you’ll also find it’s easy to search for information about other events and venues in and around Columbus, simply by using the search box.
What 2016 Tony Awards did Hamilton win?
Hamilton won many awards, including Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Leslie Odom, Jr., Best Choreography for Andy Blankenbuehler, Best Book of a Musical for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Best Orchestrations for Alex Lacamoire, Best Direction of a Musical for Thomas Kail, Best Original Score Written for the Theater for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Best Performance by an Actor Featured in a Musical for Daveed Diggs, Best Performance by an Actress Featured in a Musical for Renee Elise Goldsberry, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Howell Blinkley and Best Costume Design of a Musical for Paul Tazewell.
Is Hamilton historically accurate?
Lin-Manuel Miranda hired Ron Chernow, the author of the biography of Alexander Hamilton that inspired Hamilton, as the musical’s historical consultant because Miranda wanted the musical to be as historically accurate as possible. In large part, the musical remains faithful to the book but the musical isn’t completely accurate historically as dramatic license comes into play.
What was it that inspired Miranda’s vision for Hamilton?
Lin-Manuel Miranda grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, but he also spent at least one month every year visiting his grandparents in Vegas Alta, Puerto Rico. This background led Miranda to connect with Hamilton’s background as an immigrant from the West Indies. It also inspired the idea of casting Hispanic, Asian-American, and African-American actors in the roles of white characters. The casting and the blending of musical styles draws a wider audience and a younger audience into the musical and makes the story more relatable for them.
Is Hamilton touring the US?
Yes, Hamilton tour dates are scheduled for many cities across the US that extend at least into 2020.
Who were the members of Hamilton’s Columbus tour in 2019?
The cast included Edred Utomi as Alexander Hamilton, Hannah Cruz as Eliza Hamilton, Alexander Ferguson as Aaron Burr, Paul Oakley Stovall as George Washington, Bryson Bruce as both the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson and Peter Matthew Smith as King George.Back to Top
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